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  1. George_Washington_Hayduke

    Twilight Canyon- Cottonwood Gulch- Llewellyn Gulch- 8 Days Backpacking/Packrafting

    March 3-10 2018 The route started off about 40 miles down Hole in the Rock Road and climbs 1500 feet to 50 mile point using a sketchy ridge line. We then walked around 50 point and dropped 1500 feet into Twilight Canyon using another sketchy ridgeline. Then down Twilight till we reach Lake...
  2. J

    Escalante Packrafting

    Last spring a couple friends and I packrafted a 50 mile section of the Escalante River from Harris Wash to Coyote Gulch. The first day we started with a 10 mile hike down Harris Wash to the Escalante River. From there we floated down the river and camped the first night just before Neon...
  3. Ugly

    In and Out - Boulder Mail Trail to DH

    After a few years of miscellaneous cancellations and changes of plans, my brother in law and I finally made it out for the weekend. I wanted to head south, and since he is a pilot, we thought it fitting to start from an airstrip. Besides the drive took us to places new to him. The sky was...
  4. Jackson

    Death Hollow from the Boulder Mail Trail

    May 5-8, 2017 I finished my last exam and I was free. I got together with two friends and we headed down for a weekend of camping and backpacking. We stopped in Torrey for dinner at Slackers, then we headed to find camp for the night on Boulder Mountain. Fortunately, all of the lower reaches...
  5. Nick

    Cedar to Capitol Reef

    I've spent most of fall this year running around Utah riding my mountain bike. Not because I'm hugely into mountain biking - yes, it is fun, but more so because my side job of writing trail guides has expanded into also writing up some mountain biking trails around the state. 70 of them to be...
  6. Nick

    Escalante On The Rocks

    First off, if you haven't already checked out @gnwatts excellent trip report from this same trip, go do it right here. There's not many trips that combine ease, serenity and scenery quite like a well-timed spring or fall trip into Glen Canyon. The timing is the trick though. Hit it right and...
  7. mattvogt7

    Lower Escalante Packraft Loop

    Original trip report can be found at: http://matthewvogt.com/blog/2016/3/11/into-the-belly-of-the-beast I saw a billboard while traveling to places seldom visited. It foretold the promise of an elevation in station from the comfortable perch of motorized water craft. I took this sign at...
  8. Scott Chandler

    First Time to the Escalante Canyons, Part 2

    Continued from: First Time to the Escalante Canyons, Part 1 3/11/16 After a couple gorgeous days filled with hiking to some of the more "convenient" destinations of the Escalante Canyons area, Friday dawned slightly overcast with a forecast potentially for worse and a plan to take my brother...
  9. Nick

    Return to Fiftymile

    October in Glen Canyon. No more monsoons, no more people, and if you're lucky like we were, it's still plenty warm. High 80's with water temps in the mid 70's. Doesn't get much better than that. Our goal for this trip was to get into the canyons of the Escalante. Davis Gulch, Fiftymile, Clear...
  10. Jammer

    Zion to Capitol Reef Hike

    I finished my Zion to Capitol Reef Hike back in May. After completing the "Flood Video" I got sidetracked and didn't get a chance to do a full trip report... until now. I'll give you guys a trip overview here and include the "short" video. But, if you have the time and want to dig deeper, check...
  11. Nick

    Moqui Madness

    A few weeks ago I would have laughed my ass off if you'd told me I'd be backpacking over Memorial Weekend this year. But with all the allergy drama over my knee replacement largely figured out, my recovery has sailed right along. Still too weak for a huge trip, but good for something shorter...
  12. J

    Big Escalante Backpack Loop: Stevens/Fold/Bobway/Coyote Gulch April 25-30, 2015

    Trip Report with more chronological pics here: http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8016013 It doesn't get better in the desert...... Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Crack in the Wall Route to Coyote Gulch/Escalante River. Up Stevens Canyon complete ascent to Fold Pass. Down...
  13. BJett

    Random Wanderings - Grand Staircase-Escalante national Monument

    Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante River benches, Hole-in-the-Rock-Road, and other goodies. My friends left after the first week, we had one more day to scramble around before I was on my own. Solitude. Stayed out for 2 more nights, mother nature had different plans than what I had in store...
  14. BJett

    Part 2. BMT - Death Hollow - Escalante River

    Day 3. Down Death Hollow to the Escalante River. Typical Death Hollow as you near the narrows Closing in on the narrows... Max is pooped Narrows The crux. Low water is your friend here. Monkeyflower and Max Death Hollow on the right, Escalante "River" on the left...
  15. BJett

    Part 1. BMT - Death Hollow - Escalante River

    April 28th-May 1, 4 days 3 nights. This is one of my favorite places in the west, I've done this trip 4 times and this was my 5th. Started at the Boulder Airstrip, hiked into Sand Creek and took a nice long break exploring down canyon a bit. Up and over the saddle, and into Death Hollow...
  16. BJett

    Day 1 - Upper Calf Creek

    After 2 days of harrowing travel...epic snows in Colorado, rain, wind, cold, Kansas...we made it to Escalante and enjoyed our cozy cabins at the Outfitters. This trip was a bit more swanky than usual, I typically car camp and backpack my way through the desert without a shower for a week or 2...
  17. ram

    Return to Mumbai Canyon

    A trip report followed by pictures Here is the story of the first descent and naming of Mumbai Canyon. Read it before. Or after. Or not at all, as you see fit. http://www.canyoneeringusa.com/rave/mumbai-canyon/ Below is the attempt to become the 4th known descent party I worship at the alter...
  18. Bob

    Death Hollow - From Hells Backbone Road to the BMT

    Super four day trip with Art, Joey and Mike...... We started at the Hells Backbone TH, dropping down a steep slope into Death Hollow thru a alpine forest. gradually it changed to a open Ponderosa forest with manzanita and cactus. Affectionately known as Cactus Flats to those with lightweight...
  19. Dave

    Spooky, Peek and Neon, March 20-21 2015

    Waves of sound, molecules vibrating in the air, ping-ponged their way along the narrow walls. They reflected at odd angles on the sandpapery surfaces. Spooky textures by ashergrey, on Flickr "Oh wow, get a photo here." High frequency, high amplitude. "The light's really great right here...
  20. bscuderi

    Escalante Death Hollow

    First of all I'd like to thank everybody for their suggestions on my last minute trip last week. I decided upon the escalante area and more specifically death hollow. The hike definitely left me wanting to experience more desert stuff. I liked this trip as a good introduction to southern Utah...
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